605 Pequot Avenue, New London, Connecticut 06320

$1,295,000
7
BD
5
BA
4,626
SqFt
List Price
$1,295,000
Status
ACTIVE
MLS#
170397531
Year Built
1923
Style
Georgian Colonial
Bedrooms
7
Total Bathrooms
5
Full Bathrooms
4
Half Bathrooms
1
Acres
0.63
Living Area
4,626

Property Description

Presiding over the Thames River as the “Jewel of the Pequot Colony,” this landmark Georgian revival residence was designed by noted architect Dwight James Baum and constructed in 1923 for Lt. Governor Ernest E. Rogers. Ionic columns and a semi-circular portico create a grand entrance for the property now restored to retain her original character. Quarter sawn oak floors and handsome millwork adorn 9' ceilings exuding stately elegance and rarely found craftsmanship. Traditional formal living and dining rooms, library and a south facing, four-season sunroom with walls of glass offer river views. The eat-in kitchen has two butlers’ pantries. A rear staircase leads to a 2-room apartment, (maids’ quarters.) Three second-floor BRs include the master suite retaining original built-ins. Two spacious third floor bedrooms have a full bath. Restored baths retain vintage fixtures including a massive porcelain set tub in the original basement laundry. 6 basement rooms include a three-stall changing room where 1920’s bathing beauties donned wool suits -- worried that the New London beach patrol might issue a fine for short skirts. Outside, mature landscape is accentuated by a parterre garden originally designed by the Olmsted Brothers, renown for nBiltmore estate gardens and their influence in creating the National Park Service. Updated mechanicals are fueled by natural gas/city water/sewers. A 10’ right of way affords access to the Thames River, a wonderful place to sun or paddle.

Additional Information

Taxes
$21,600
Lot Size
27,442
Waterfront Desc
Access, River, Beach, View
Interior Features
Auto Garage Door Opener, Cable - Available
Heating
Hot Water, Radiator, Zoned
Fuel Type
Natural Gas
Cooling System Type
None
Sewer
Public Sewer Connected
Water Source
Public Water Connected
Appliances
Gas Range, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washer, Dryer
Fireplaces
4
Basement
Full, Concrete Floor, Interior Access
Exterior
Brick
Exterior Features
Balcony
Garage Spaces
2
Elementary School
Per Board Of Ed
Middle School
Dover Jackson
High School
New London

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Listing courtesy of Nancy Mesham from Coldwell Banker Realty

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